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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142) and "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
181,360 1.4 % $32.72 $68,050 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.40 $23.16 $30.18 $39.56 $50.85
Annual Wage (2) $38,270 $48,160 $62,770 $82,290 $105,770


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,130 1.58 $34.04 $70,800
Telecommunications 24,430 3.24 $35.79 $74,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,080 0.51 $32.03 $66,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,150 2.24 $34.34 $71,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,740 0.22 $30.35 $63,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 24,430 3.24 $35.79 $74,440
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,150 2.24 $34.34 $71,430
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,150 2.14 $28.39 $59,050
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,130 1.58 $34.04 $70,800
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,050 1.02 $27.16 $56,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.09 $45.38 $94,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 380 0.07 $44.73 $93,040
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $43.41 $90,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 320 0.07 $41.14 $85,570
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 110 0.59 $40.37 $83,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,080 1.00 0.80 $36.36 $75,640
Texas 14,230 1.17 0.94 $35.31 $73,440
New York 12,930 1.38 1.10 $38.08 $79,200
Illinois 9,940 1.66 1.32 $31.65 $65,830
Florida 8,580 1.00 0.80 $29.34 $61,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 8,130 3.03 2.42 $35.27 $73,360
Rhode Island 1,100 2.28 1.82 $27.12 $56,400
Nebraska 2,150 2.20 1.75 $26.87 $55,890
Arizona 5,860 2.10 1.68 $29.11 $60,550
Missouri 5,720 2.04 1.63 $26.88 $55,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 460 0.65 0.52 $42.64 $88,700
New Jersey 6,300 1.56 1.24 $40.81 $84,890
Massachusetts 3,600 1.01 0.80 $40.49 $84,230
Washington 3,940 1.21 0.96 $39.07 $81,270
Connecticut 970 0.58 0.46 $38.40 $79,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,860 1.46 1.16 $41.40 $86,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,230 1.77 1.41 $32.28 $67,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,200 2.30 1.83 $38.14 $79,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,990 0.98 0.78 $34.71 $72,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,540 2.06 1.65 $34.51 $71,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,520 1.55 1.23 $38.16 $79,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,840 2.35 1.88 $29.38 $61,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,420 3.22 2.57 $35.99 $74,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,600 1.26 1.01 $33.25 $69,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,410 1.41 1.13 $40.99 $85,250